Pair of burglaries probed

Royal Cayman Islands Police are investigating separate burglaries where electronics were taken from two homes on Monday.

A resident of North West Point Road, West Bay, came home Monday to find his condo had been broken into and his flat screen TV stolen. Entry had been gained through a window.

In another incident a computer, cell phone and iPod were stolen from an apartment on West Bay Road after the suspect gained entry by forcing open a sliding glass door.

The RCIPS asks residents to do all they can to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of burglary and encourages people to secure their homes effectively.

General security steps include: ensure that doors and windows are kept locked and secure, lock windows and doors, insert a piece of wood/metal in the gap of sliding glass doors to prevent them from being forced.

Police also advise not to leave spare keys under mats or plant pots. They advise residents to consider marking property with an ultraviolet pen so it can easily be identified if recovered.

Cayman has seen a more than 50 per cent increase in burglaries in the first half of the year.

According to police statistics, there were 300 burglaries reported in Cayman between 1 January and 30 June of this year, a rise of almost 55 compared to the same period last year.